It's the second game on Saturday night and the late one to boot. This time, it's two NFC teams battling it out to get to the NFC Championship game and see who goes on to the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers has been there and done that, while Carson Palmer is still looking for his first one. Yet, the teams are reversed this time around with the Packers looking rather mediocre, while the Cardinals look like one of the league's best.
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#5 Green Bay Packers @ #2 Arizona Cardinals
Where to Watch: 8:15 on NBC
Spread: Cardinals by 7
Background: The Cardinals are one of the most dominant teams in the league, with a prolific passing attack that has Carson Palmer throwing to a bevy of talented wideouts that is led once again by perennial Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals defense is just as dominant, as the Cardinals are ranked seventh best in points allowed.
The Green Bay Packers came back to end their slump with a big win in Washington over the Redskins, but it came at a cost, as Davante Adams is out for this game, which takes another receiver away from a Packers wide receiver unit that was already weak without Jordy Nelson.
This is the second time that Bruce Arians Cardinals have made the postseason and this will be the third playoff start for Carson Palmer. This is the second time that the Packers have faced off against the Cardinals, the last occasion was in 2009, a game that the Cardinals won in overtime.